Soude Dadras is an Atlanta-based artist, curator, and educator. She is the founder and managing director of Ongoing Conversation. Over the past five years, Dadras has organized major international group shows with this project. Most recently, exhibitions have been developed and installed in major cities including Istanbul, Turkey and Kyoto, Japan. In addition to her curatorial practice, Dadras is well versed in the study and history of Persian Rugs and Textile Art History. The Iranian native holds a degree from Islamic Azad University. Dadras also remains active in the field as a multi-disciplinary artist, a visiting scholar at the University of Pittsburgh and guest lecturer at the Carnegie Museum of Art, a Persian Carpet & Kilim Appraiser, and an Antique Carpet Restoration Specialist.
When I was in preschool, my favorite time of day was when I was allowed to draw and paint. As I got older, this love never faded and eventually I went to college to study art.
I use many different mediums, such as fabric, threds, dyes and old and recycled items. I believe that working in a single medium is restrictive to my artistic process. Each idea manifests in its own individual style.
I enjoy traveling and writing my journal, in my spare time and many of my pieces are directly influenced by these trips in nature and unknown cities. I love recreating plants and wildlife, different cultural events and stages of life in my work.